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New High Court building under construction
Construction crew for the new two-story High Court Building in Fagatogo took a brief moment for a Samoa News photo before returning to work, on a rainy morning earlier this week. [photo: Julie Pau’u]
Two Marine Patrol officers underway
The Marine Patrol yesterday made an unexpected trip to Manu'a to serve an arrest warrant and escort back a suspect in a criminal case being investigated by the Department of Public Safety, Criminal Investigation Division. Captain Ina Ulberg led the team of three patrol officers to serve the warrant...
Maugaoalli hillside
A portion of the Governor’s residence security office was damaged as a result of a landslide behind the building on Monday afternoon. Rains over the weekend were particularly heavy and the landslide not exactly a ‘surprise’. Thankfully, no one was hurt. [photo: JF]
Gov Lemanu blows out candles on his birthday cake
Happy Belated Birthday Governor! During the first Cabinet meeting for 2023, last week Gov. Lemanu P. S Mauga’s 62nd birthday was celebrated with a cake. The governor’s birthday was on January 2nd. [photo ASG]
Faipule at State of the Territory address
Some of the faipule as they were seated yesterday morning, awaiting the opening of the 38th Legislature during the joint session held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, where Gov. Lemanu P. S. Mauga delivered the State of the Territory Address, painting a ‘rosy’ picture of American Samoa's...
swearing in of faipule
Families and friends attended to celebrate and congratulate faipule at the Swearing-in of House of Representative members on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. [photo: Christina Meyer Maele]
FITNESS AND FAITH POSTER
St. Louis, MISSOURI — Each January, Americans collectively atone for yet another celebratory season of indulgence. Some proclaim sobriety for “Dry January.” Others use the dawn of a new year to focus on other forms of self-improvement, like taking up meditation or a new skin care routine. But...
Freshman Maoputasi II faipule, Malaeoletalu Melesio Gurr and his family
Freshman Maoputasi II faipule, Malaeoletalu Melesio Gurr and his family smile for the Samoa News camera following the swearing-in ceremony yesterday of the House members of the 38th Legislature. [photo: Christina Meyer Maele]
Fagaitua High School choir
Fagaitua High School (Home of the Vikings) choir and band performed the last night of DOE’s Christmas program “Once Upon a Christmas — A Magical Disney Celebration”. [photo: Christina Meyer Maele]
The Annunciation by Sandro Botticell
Costa Mesa, CA — Every year on Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of their religion’s founder, Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee. Part of this celebration includes the claim that Jesus was born from a virgin mother named Mary, which is fundamental to the Christian understanding that Jesus is...

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